Fyleverken
abandoned sand quarry in Fyledalen. Fine quartz sand, used for glass making and paint. The sand was formed during the jura era 150 million years ago. Water filled sandpits. Dramatic formations.

September 24, 2020
Has arranged to meet with friends at the place where Fylverken had its buildings. Machines are making ramparts towards the car park. Half an hour late, my friends arrive. Ask the workers what they are doing. There are so many people burning and dumping cars on the spot, so they wallow in it. At first it was done with large stones, but it was not allowed. Had to be with material from the site. So the stones had to be removed and the walls are now redone with the sand. If you really want to, you can probably dig them away.

It is overgrown by the lake closest to the parking lot. We go north. After a few hundred meters is a path to the right. The path leads to the northern part of the quarry. As usual nice view of the southern lake. On the east side, black stripes can be seen, probably of coal. Children climb the slopes. A sea eagle sails high up. Goes down to the north lake. Eat our lunch. Goes down to the bathing place. A beautiful place. At a small bay is a white wall, go there. Turns out to be sand. Returns to the cars. The work with the ramparts has been completed. Two women come with a dog, they live in Eriksdal Lots of mischief driving on the roads here. It would have been much better with the stone wall, they think, it was nice.

29 May 2020
Our destination was orchids in Svartskylle nature reserve, but it was full of cows and bulls. It is not far to the disused sand pit in Fyledalen. So we drive there instead. Last time we parked where Fyleverket's buildings were located and went around the southern lake. This time we park closer to the northern water, a pocket for some cars. Rocks block the entrance to the former sand quarry. A path goes up to the steppe between the lakes. Some cowslip and lupins bloom there. Folds out our blanket on the sand overlooking the southern lake. We have a barely thawed pie with us. It has not thawed completely, sets in the sun. Still a bit cold when we eat it, but it cools us in the heat. Other visitors go down to the North Lake. We have not walked on the hills north of the lake, should be a nice view from there. A barely visible path goes up through the grass west of the lake. It becomes rugged and a steep slope, so we go down to a field and follow the edge of it. Coming to a dirt road we go up to the top. From there is a sweeping view of the sand quarry. Looks a little exotic. A company with a horse and dog can be seen down there, the dog is bathing. They leave, a bunch of young people come. They also bathe. It is beautiful. We go back the same way, discover an orchid.

June 5, 2017
Drive the road between Sjöbo and Tomelilla. Take down in Fyledalen towards Eriksdal. Visit the Vitabäck well. Continue on the road to Röddinge. After a short distance lies the Fyleverket's sand quarry. Abandoned in 2008. There are no buildings left from the industry. Put the car one the place where the buildings were, south of the road. Gets across the road to the quarry. The sandpit is water-filled. Fine quartz sand, used for glass making and paint. The sand was formed during the jura era 150 million years ago. There should also be traces of a tsunami caused by an asteroid that struck down on earth 145 million years ago.

Trying to follow the southern side. But it is difficult. Going on the road instead. After a few hundred meters there is a trail to the right. The trail leads to the northern part of the quarry.

Steppe Landscape. Should be possible to swim at some places. Looking for fossils. Nothing found. Lupines bloom. To the east the big waterfilled quarry. To the west a lesser. Steep sides. In the north dramatic formations. A black border, maybe coal? Walk the path back on the north side between water and the edge.

Half way is a path up. Walk up. Nice view of the area and the dramatic formations on the sled down to the water. At the top is a deserted farm. Overgrown, due. Walk the path down again. A cat is smashing over the path. Ends the walk.

Crossing the road to a smaller sandy pit. Looking for fossils, find none. Not so likely, there's probably no one here in the sand. But one should have found fossils of plants in the surrounding area, also shark teeth. Strange sounds from a pond. Can not place what it is. Probably a bird. High up circles a bird, probably golden eagle. Drive to the inn Sjöbo gästis and have lunch.

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